I joined SLAC in December 2018 as a postdoc in the Accelerator Directorate. I've since moved to an Staff Scientist position and my research focuses on accelerator physics. While at SLAC, I have enjoyed participating in outreach events and mentoring graduate and summer students.
I joined Stanford HR/Neonatology in 2003 and began at SLAC in 2011 as the ESH Administrative Manager. I’ve added to this role developing SLAC’s Business Continuity Program and Emergency Operations Center, leading the SLAC Administrative Professional’s Group and the Women’s ERG for a number of years, and maintaining certifications (CBCP, SHRM-CP, EMT). Working with our wonderful women and allies has been truly rewarding—I am honored to be a part of making a difference!
Cindy joined SLAC in 2008 and is currently the Issues and Improvements Program Manager. She manages information about issues that SLAC faces and SLAC's pursuit of continuous improvement. Cindy first came to the Lab in her undergraduate years as a visiting scientist to collect data at SSRL and fell in love with SLAC. She has had several roles in more than a decade working at the Lab, from lab manager to building manager to Chemical Safety Program Manager. Cindy has BS degrees in Biological Sciences and Environmental Chemistry. In her free time, she loves to hike, kayak, garden, and play with her lovable Pitbull, Molly.
I joined SLAC in 2018 as the F&O Executive Assistant to the Director and Deputy Director. My work includes supporting an awesome team that ensures no two days are ever alike! It’s great working and meeting such fabulous women, along with making new friends.
Elena has been a mechanical engineer with the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) since 2021. She has been helping with the LCLS-II-HE upgrade in the XPP and MFX experimental hutches. In her free time, Elena likes to run in Nisene Marks State Park, bake and play guitar.
I joined SLAC in May 2013 after a nearly six-year stint at Stanford University. I am currently the Outreach and Events Manager in Communications. With over 20 years of experience in event and project management, I am fortunate to have the opportunity to contribute to the programmatic and logistical planning of the Women@SLAC ERG efforts. I am particularly committed to and enjoy staff engagement and community outreach.
I'm a proud Bay Area native and I love exploring all the wonderful hiking spots, restaurants and theatre we have available to us here. I work on the Outreach & Events team in the Communications Department. I've been at SLAC since 2016, and I enjoy how much amazing science I have the chance to learn about through working at the lab. One of my favorite things about SLAC is the opportunity to volunteer with the ERGs
Casey is a Project Manager within the DCS and F&O organization, and has a background in Mechanical Engineering with experience in facilities, product design, lean manufacturing, lean maintenance, and business process improvement. He is passionate about continuous improvement, and organizational sustainability. In his off time, he likes to try new recipes, try new restaurants, and enjoys day hiking.
Meriame is a Laser-Plasma PhD Student from Imperial College London and a Project Scientist at the Matter in Extreme Conditions (MEC) end-station at the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS). Her work involves recreating the conditions found in space on the lab scale with high-power lasers to help add to the body of fusion research. She has been at SLAC for 5 years and was the first international undergraduate to intern with the LCLS intern programme and currently also helps with MEC operations. Outside the lab, Meriame is an avid science communicator who loves dancing, singing, climbing and drawing!
Bhavna has been an engineer with the LCLS Detector group since Oct 2020. She deploys, troubleshoots, and maintains the detectors used at the LCLS experimental stations, and characterizes and calibrates them to improve experimental operations and inform future detector designs. Apart from cool SLAC science, Bhavna’s passions include running and hiking (as much as her knees will allow!), reading, and playing video games. One day, she hope to run an ultra-marathon and hike the PCT.
Chethana Gowda’s, education background is in the field of Architecture and Construction. She currently manages Infrastructure projects for DCS/FMP. She joined SLAC, roughly about 2 years ago and is actively involved in the ERG’s. During her free time, she enjoys hiking and recently summitted Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest point.